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Reception – Hedgehog


  • Nocturnal animals

    This week Hedgehogs have continued our learning theme of light and dark, learning about nocturnal animals. We have practised our collaging skills using different materials to decorate owl pictures. They look very effective!

  • Shadow Puppet Theatre

    This week in Hedgehog we have continued to learn about light and dark. We made shadow puppet theatres using cardboard boxes and small world toys. We really enjoyed showing off our learning to our grown-ups at the class assembly on Friday!

  • Phonics

    We have been working hard in phonics this week. We have played phonics games and practised all of the sounds we have learnt so far. We have also been learning about light and dark and we have been finding out about different sources of light.
  • Pumpkin Soup

    This week we have been reading the book ‘Pumpkin Soup’ by Helen Cooper. We have acted out the story and talked about friendships. We also made our own pumpkin soup! We chopped the vegetables and enjoyed tasting our soup. 

  • We are all different

    This week we have been learning how we are all different. We have different coloured hair, skin and eyes and we also have different likes and dislikes. We have made handprints for our class display – we are all different in Reception.

  • Staying safe

    This week we have been learning about online safety and how we must always tell an adult if someone makes us feel sad or upset. We watched a video and shared our ideas with a talk partner. We used emojis to show how we would feel in different scenarios. 
    We have also been practising getting changed for PE and have worked on our balance in gymnastics. 
  • Busy fingers

    This week we have been working really hard to develop our fine motor skills in our busy fingers activities. 
    We have also been making books about our families.
  • Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

    This week for Harvest week we have been learning about the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival. We cut out and decorated lanterns and made our own mooncakes. 

  • New friends

    We have settled well into Hedgehog class and have been enjoying using the different areas in our classroom. This week we have been making new friends in our outside area.